Definition for DISC'US

DISC'US, n. [L. See Eng. Dish and Disk.]

  1. A quoit; a piece of iron, copper or stone, to be thrown in play; use by the ancients.
  2. In botany, the middle plain part of a radiated compound flower, generally consisting of small florets, with a hollow regular petal, as in the marigold and daisy. – Bailey. Encyc.
  3. The face or surface of the sun or moon. [See Disk.]

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